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Steven Rubio
Berkeley, CA
If I could describe myself in one sentence, I wouldn't need a blog.
Interests: san francisco giants, bruce springsteen, pink, teevee, sleater-kinney
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Voulez-vous coucher avec moi? Continue reading
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He's shell-shocked, George. He's not himself. Continue reading
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Spotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/masoo/playlist/0bZQ08cJILIbz4rDbb2quO?si=MBy5zgYKTcKruASz-exYDw
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Spotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/masoo/playlist/3ykzeHZ88kQrp7j7zeN7Ly?si=yg9EtJcdRbGr2wg38y9Z0A
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on music friday: 1968 at Steven Rubio's Online Life
Spotify Playlist (no King Crimson): https://open.spotify.com/user/masoo/playlist/0lXdNX7MSEwipFRjYiDIqt?si=TKCcBqLtRZKwzwpb_I1E7w
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on music friday: 1969 at Steven Rubio's Online Life
Spotify Playlist (no Freda Payne): https://open.spotify.com/user/masoo/playlist/2prxEJMx0vVvg3eYOISnoQ?si=r6xG3-Z1T9-Mylc4KBSJAw
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on music friday: 1970 at Steven Rubio's Online Life
Spotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/masoo/playlist/3e8vtiYhiFFSJeBzG0N4rM?si=bu76_nycQQqAWAZFS_e7Lg
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on music friday: 1971 at Steven Rubio's Online Life
Link to Spotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/masoo/playlist/3Ivpe9wOXkFktiBHqQMM8G?si=o-0uuts5SL-eVdECQNCVkg
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on music friday: 1972 at Steven Rubio's Online Life
My son had a good idea. Not sure this will work, but here is a Spotify Playlist for this week's selections: https://open.spotify.com/user/masoo/playlist/1jlwebjXmxM9tyDp5wBBdy?si=4oovvUNOS-Oiyx3Q1Fcphw
Toggle Commented Feb 16, 2018 on music friday: 1973 at Steven Rubio's Online Life
I would take that class.
Toggle Commented Feb 16, 2018 on music friday: 1973 at Steven Rubio's Online Life
How do you use the Stevie Wonder song? We had a couple of early Pink Floyd albums ... I played the heck out of Ummagumma ... but I can't say I saw them as special. Then came Dark Side, and like you say, people acted like it was the greatest, which seemed weird to me. I was much more taken with the follow-up, Wish You Were Here, which had "Have a Cigar", which closes out with one of my favorite guitar solos of all time.
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I wanna tear your world apart. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Steven Rubio's Online Life
You are many of you strangers. Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2018 at Steven Rubio's Online Life
Ah, if only Lou was the target of Carly's song.
Toggle Commented Feb 15, 2018 on music friday: 1972 at Steven Rubio's Online Life
I think enough of them to include them here, but admittedly not enough to really change my opinion that this is a pretty good movie. Abdurraqib identifies reasons why it's not a great movie, and the issues need to be raised. I saw one interview where McDonagh said he was surprised people thought Dixon was on the road to redemption ... he said he was a racist asshole at the beginning, and a racist asshole at the end. In that case, why is Dixon so important in the film?
I don't know if we can blame Carole King for the smiley faces. James Taylor, maybe.
Toggle Commented Feb 13, 2018 on music friday: 1971 at Steven Rubio's Online Life
Interesting take, one I can see might apply to me :-). My obsession with the 60s is, hopefully, countered by my distaste for nostalgia. Certainly in music, I had my most intense involvement in the 70s, despite my tastes being formed before that. Primarily, the 70s is when Bruce Springsteen came along, and then when punk came along. Simon rises in the 70s, but King and esp. Mitchell were also dominant for a long time in that decade.
Toggle Commented Feb 9, 2018 on music friday: 1972 at Steven Rubio's Online Life
Lou Reed always sent missives from another world to me. I've quoted Elliott Murphy too many times to count: "What goes through a mother's mind when she asks her 15-year-old daughter, 'What's the name of that song you're listening to?' and her daughter replies: 'Heroin'?" The video for "You're So Vain" has a weird glitch, but it turned up in more than one copy, and the one I chose was from her official VEVO site, so I guess it's supposed to be there. I agree, it's a great record. But a few years ago, I read a book, Girls Like Us, that focused on three women out of the sixties: Joni Mitchell, Carole King, and Carly Simon. I never did figure out what Simon was doing in there. She was involved in a song that was a favorite of mine in the mid-60s. I'll post it to Facebook.
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I'll go on as best I can. Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2018 at Steven Rubio's Online Life
Not sure why I think this is relevant, but Close Encounters came out around the same time, so I think of the two movies together. And Close Encounters is one of my very favorite movies. In some way, it represents what I want in a big budget sci-fi movie.
Interesting point about Rey. I was thinking back to the original, when it came out ... there was a lot of talk about what a big deal it was that Leia ran around shooting, too. I've seen all of the features ... however I come across, I'm not really a hater on the topic. Often times, they are "By Requests", of course ... someone in the house is a bigger fan than I am. She gets me to a lot of Marvel movies, too. Mostly, I didn't want to watch a 2 1/2-hour movie, even though I had just done so the day before (The Square). I'm not a completist about too many movie franchises, so having seen all the Star Wars says something. What else have I seen them all? Well, there's James Bond movies. Even got published on that topic. Not sure I can name another. I love my obsessions enough that I find myself wishing I was a Star Wars fanatic. Same with Star Trek, which I've never watched ... I think what a pleasure it must be to have all of those episodes and various series and movies to delve into. I do it with TV series, I guess, that's something. What I don't do is re-watch Star Wars movies.
Hey, is that a PORG? I saw a lot of people talking about them, but I didn't know what they were.